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Peterborough is a town in Hillsborough County, in the Manchester-Nashua metro area.
The community was named for the Earl of Peterborough
The latitude of Peterborough is 42.870N. The longitude is -71.952W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,883.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Peterborough demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hillsborough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03084 ZIP code.
10% of Peterborough residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peterborough ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peterborough was $26,154, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Peterborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Peterborough include MacDowell Colony ... View historic districts
Median rent in Peterborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $611. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,266.
Libraries in Peterborough include Peterborough Town Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Peterborough include Monadnock Ledger
Hillsborough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peterborough political report.
The average commute time for Peterborough workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Peterborough, NHPros: Excellent in the arts and getting better.
Cons: No community transportation!
General info: If you agree that there is not enough community transportation, take the online survey about community transportation...Blog about Peterborough
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